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Monument Valley Road Construction Begins Week of 6/17

During the week the road will be limited to local traffic only between 6 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Bits & Bytes: Hancock Shaker Village Country Fair; rescheduled Berkshire Jazz Showcase; tree care talk; Kung Fu at the Colonial; Community Conversations recap

The 'Save a Tree' workshop will focus on supporting the health of the red oak adjacent to River Walk on Bridge Street.

Bits & Bytes: Woofstock 2019; Community at Bat; black history heritage hike; First Fridays Artswalk; adult education classes

The Community Development Corporation of South Berkshire will hold its third annual Community at Bat charity softball game Sunday, September 8, at Memorial Field Park on Bridge Street.

Bits & Bytes: Yo-Yo Ma’s Day of Action; ‘Green Inspiration’ art exhibit; ‘Bouquet of Baroque Concertos’; Laurel Hill Day; ‘A Movable Feast’ art tour

Bach Project’s Day of Action to be held at First Street Common Pittsfield -- Yo-Yo Ma’s Bach Project, in partnership with Hancock Shaker Village, will...

Bits & Bytes: Emerson String Quartet at Music Mountain; Berkshire Jazz Showcase; Larry Grenadier at Old Town Hall; Reginald Madison at Lauren Clark Fine...

The inaugural concert in the West Stockbridge Historical Society’ jazz concert series, the Aug. 3 performance will feature selections from Larry Grenadier’s recently released solo album “The Gleaners.”

Bits & Bytes: Woofstock 2018; Zoid inauguration at Art Omi; TENET Vocal Artists at Music & More; Safe Sitter class for teens

The Safe Sitter course provides hands-on practice in lifesaving techniques to young teens who are home alone, watching younger siblings or babysitting so they will be equipped with the skills and confidence to act in the event of an emergency.

Bits & Bytes: Gina Bashour at Turn Park; Berkshire Jazz Showcase; Heritage Festival & Family Feast; Guild of Berkshire Artists show

Many of the dishes to be served at the Heritage Festival and Family Feast date back to Colonial New England and will be prepared according to heirloom recipes, including brown bread, cornbread pudding and baked beans.

Bits & Bytes: ‘Art of the Hills’; Mary Berry on supporting farmers; ‘Laudate Pueri Dominum’; Berkshire Pride Festival; Mass Audubon Family Fun Day

In her talk at St. James Place, Mary Berry will address the topics of what it will take for farmers to be able to afford to farm well, and how to become a culture that supports good farming and land use.

Bits & Bytes: 10×10 Upstreet Arts Festival; Community Voices Collection; immigration workshop; Sue Morse wildlife presentations; Berkshire South Swim-a-thon

'We believe that our immigrant population is an essential and rich part of our Berkshire community...' -- Berkshire Immigrant Center Executive Director Brooke Mead

Bits & Bytes: Citizenship naturalization ceremony; Baseball Day at Berkshire Mall; Woofstock; GBLC Hullabaloo; BNRC community celebration

Berkshire County residents who immigrated to the U.S. from around the world will be sworn in as new naturalized citizens against the backdrop of Norman Rockwell’s iconic “Four Freedoms” paintings.

Bits & Bytes: Lenox Garden Club tour; trail rebuilding; Berkshire Pride festival; World War I presentation; BCC pinning ceremony

Beginning this weekend, community volunteers will join Greenagers in removing old boardwalk and bog bridges and replacing them with new structures.

Bits & Bytes: 10×10 Upstreet Arts Festival; ‘The Intimate Bach;’ ‘Spamalot’ at Berkshire School; ‘Lovers’ Spat’ at Shakespeare & Co.; Talk & Listen group

“Lovers' Spat: Shakespeare's Famous Couples’ Encounters” will include scenes between Shakespearean characters Beatrice and Benedict, Oberon and Titania, Romeo and Juliet, Hermia and Lysander, Kate and Hotspur, Kate and Petruchio, Richard and Lady Anne and more.

Bits & Bytes: ‘BEDFELLOWS’ at LABspace; Will Allen at Williams; Linda Purl at the Egremont Barn; Otis Arts Festival; Downtown Pittsfield Farmers Market season...

A former professional basketball player, Will Allen is now a practitioner of urban agriculture whose methods of composting, vermicomposting, and aquaponics result in remarkable yields of food in small growing areas.

Bits & Bytes: Harvest of Hope; Tom Brosseau & Sean Watkins at Club Helsinki; storytelling workshop; Dan Bellow pottery classes; Richtmyer Memorial Lecture Award...

Edge columnist and the Moth GrandSLAM storyteller Sheela Clary will lead participants through exercises in writing, public speaking, improv, and more.

Bits & Bytes: Fifth annual 10×10 Upstreet Arts Festival; Chinese New Year celebration; Ramsdell Library Sundays; Williams diversity series; EP from Oakes and Smith

Week Five of winter Sunday afternoons at Ramsdell Public Library, the focus will be on the suffragette movement in the United States and Great Britain.
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